VET Teacher Preparation Across Two Cultures: Implications for Practice

Roslin Brennan Kemmis, Douglas Hill

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    This paper analyses the ways in which competency standards for vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers have been developed in Australia and Malaysia. The analysis centres on how productive and culturally appropriate partnerships can operate to deliver benefits to two very different cultures in two unique educational settings. Whilst competency based training has been accepted by both countries as the predominant paradigm for delivering a more productive and competitive workforce there has been relatively little attention devoted to the competency standards of teachers and trainers in both countries. This paper explores the reasons for this lack of attention and describes the ways in which this issue has been addressed in the Malaysian context. In particular the paper examines the ways in which critical barriers to advancing research on learning and work and the translation of these results into practice have been overcome through collaboration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnvisioning Practice- Implementing Change. International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training
    Subtitle of host publication10th
    EditorsJean Searle
    Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
    PublisherGriffith University
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)1875378448
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventInternational Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Duration: 02 Dec 200204 Dec 2002


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training


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